Your Roof This Fall: How to Prepare

fall leavesAs the heat of summer begins to trail off, we anxiously await the cooler temperatures that fall brings. Sharing family meals, gathering together to watch sports, and taking comfort in the shelter of our homes are all common sights during fall – but do you know for certain that your home is ready to keep you warm and safe all season long? Here we offer a few tips to help you prepare your roof to protect your home this fall.

Tips for prepping your roof:

  1. Clean the gutters and clear away leaves and other debris. Clogged gutters are prone to hosting insects and other vermin that can damage your roof and your home. In addition, clogged gutters can create ice dams during wet, frigid weather that may burst gutters and other fittings.
  2. Replace damaged or missing shingles that may have been disturbed from the heat and storms of summer. It only takes one compromised shingle to cause problems for your roof.
  3. Trim the trees back from the roof line and the branches hanging over your roof. This will reduce debris and leaves from collecting on your roof and in your gutters.

One of the most important steps in preparing for fall is to have your roof inspected by a roofing professional. If you are ready to ensure your roof will protect you all season long, call our professionals at 817-546-2266. We are Fort Worth’s roofing experts!